Past Events


mr. Hugues Romagnan spoke all things POL ROGER at KOGO RESTAURANT, Bratislava, March 20th.

… Pol Roger's export director chatted of the Champagne House's finest to about 30 guests, who indulged in the pairings of the bubbly and savory bites.


mood & food event married with an enological address by GAJA Wine Ambassador, Ms. Michela Inghese, Bratislava, May 5th.

… Ms. Inghese introduced GAJA’s finest to over 30 guests, who got to taste them side by side Vínimka’s appetizing menu.



blue-blooded Barolo heavyweight in town

GAJA winery press conference & GAJA dinner, Bratislava, September 27th.

…fully booked out event, overseen by GAJA exports manager Ms. Valentina Montanari, and attended by 40+ media representatives.



mr. Alberto Cordero di Montezemolo in town, Bratislava, May 13th.

…blue-blooded Barolo heavyweight from Piemonte orchestrates a feast, leaving 40 invited guests in awe.



premier GAJA winery press conference & GAJA dinner, Bratislava, June 4th.

…charismatic Gaia Gaja debuts GAJA’s heady wine icons, such as Promis (2006), Ca’marcanda (2004), Barbaresco (2005), Sperss (1999) or Sugarille (2004). The latter two are named the informal champs of the night.

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the grand degustation, Bratislava, April 16th.

…recalling last year’s affair: 130+ guests tries 100+ crème de la crème wines at Hotel Arcadia, overseen by Schmidt’s partner winery reps from all over France and Italy.



the ambitious opening, Bratislava, April 20th.

…inauguration of some finest Italian & French wines to 120+ guests in the glorious company of their respective winery reps.


marquise di Grésy pays us a visit, Bratislava, February 5th.

…sipping, smelling and speaking his world-class Barbaresco from Piemonte at Due Amicsi Restaurant.

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rumor has it


Schmidt & Co. ENOTECA visits Monaco to dine with Prince Albert.

…the monarch warmly welcomes a magnum of Champagne Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 1999. The sovereigns just seem to have a thing for Pol Roger…

Winston Ch., Kate + William, Mr. Djokovic & Prince Albert... all have a thang for Pol Roger!!!

Schmidt & Co. E N O T E C A meets Mr. Djokovic at Tennis Classic exhibition in Bratislava.

…perhaps, Nole may celebrate his successful tennis season by a sip or two of the Champagne Pol Roger Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill 1999 at least off-peak.

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his enthusiasm is infectuous, his energy has a purpose


Angelo Gaja awarded Meininger’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

…for revolutionizing both, Italian winemaking and the wine business since his first burst onto the scene in 1961.



4:30 AM Angelo Gaja leaves his house in the hilltop town of Barbaresco, and heads for the highway…

...he’ll stop once for coffee and a pastry, and then drive on 220 km/h to his wineries in Tuscany. Exclusively for Wine Spectator.

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our Montevetrano 2008 #6 in top 100 of Revue des vins de France.

…the winery Montevetrano Campania scores big in the top 100 of the Mediterranean, Spain and Israel.

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bordeaux becomes a designer label.

…designer Karl Lagerfeld commissioned to create the 2009 label for Château Rauzan Ségla Grand Cru Classé to honor its 350th anniversary.

bordeaux goes designer.

Prince William & Kate Middleton to sip Champagne Pol Roger after vows exchange.

…the royal household opts for Brut Rèserve Non Vintage magnum to be served at their wedding reception, fortifying the British preference for the brand in the footstep of Sir Winston Churchill.

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